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January 27, 2015

'I think there is far too much football on TV. But I’m not going around saying they should take football off the air'

Out actor Michael Urie, who played gay on Ugly Betty and on the short-lived sitcom Partners, has a few things to say about gay sex scenes on television.

Urie (pictured with Partners co-star Brandon Routh) says: 'I don’t think it’s overexposed. If gay sex on TV is too much for you, change the channel and don’t watch it, it’s not for you.'

November 8, 2014

Partners becomes singer's 52nd gold record -  more than any other female artist in history

At the age of 72, Barbra Streisand is proving to be as big a draw as she ever was.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Friday (7 November) that Streisand's latest album, Partners, has been certified gold meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

This marks the 52nd gold record for Streisand whose first album was released 50 years ago last month.

No other female artist has achieved as many gold records as Streisand.

September 25, 2014

Barbra Streisand makes music industry history with sales of latest album

Barbra Streisand is number one again.

The legendary singer's latest album, Partners, has debuted at the top of the Billboard sales chart. This makes Streisand the first artist in history to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.

Streisand's first number one album, People, came out 50 years ago next month. Her other chart toppers include The Way We Were, A Star is Born, The Broadway Album, and Love is the Answer, among others.

September 11, 2014

Singer is promoting her latest album, Partners, to be released next week

The last time Barbra Streisand appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show, John F. Kennedy was president of the US, The Beatles hadn't yet come to America and albums were only being released on vinyl.

Now, more than 50 years later, Streisand will return to the show which has been hosted by Jimmy Fallon since February.

The 72-year-old music legend and gay icon has an ulterior motive: she is promoting the release of her latest album, Partners, which comes out a day after her appearance on 15 September.

January 11, 2014

The two men arrested have been in a relationship for over 10 years, the mother of one of the men told a local newspaper

In what’s a rare case in a country which has a reputation for a low crime rate, the police have arrested two Singaporean men, believed to be responsible for kidnapping a 79-year-old woman for a ransom of S$20 million.

Heng Cheng Boon, a 50-year-old credit card salesman, and 41-year-old odd-job worker Lee Sze Yong were arrested and charged on Friday for allegedly kidnapping Ng Lye Poh on Wednesday, according to local media reports.

August 1, 2012

Ugly Betty alum talks to Gay Star News about his new comedy Partners

Michael Urie has not been a regular presence on television since Ugly Betty left the air two years ago.

But the talented actor has been keeping busy in the theater and film.

He starred off Broadway in The Tempermentals and made his Broadway debut this year in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The openly gay star also co-starred in the indie film Petunia and executive produced and appeared in the documentary Thank You for Judging, both of which screened last month at LA’s Outfest Film Festival.

August 1, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'The minute it becomes our agenda, it loses some of what makes it perhaps special'

It was in the first episode of Modern Family in 2009 that gay couple Cam and Mitch introduced their adopted baby, Lily, to the world.

Since then, the couple - played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet - has been an integral part of the comedy's Emmy-winning formula.

Other US networks have taken notice.

This fall, Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells star as a gay couple having a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the NBC comedy The New Normal. And over at CBS, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh play a couple in the sitcom Partners.